Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia M.Bogdanov on the situation in Northern Ethiopia
"We call on all sides to restraint. Of course, we have always advocated stability and security in this country, with which we have long-standing friendly relations" - M.Bogdanov said in an interview to RIA Novosti.
He noted that Moscow is in contact with the Ethiopian authorities - "both with the ambassador here and our embassy in Addis Ababa is working vigorously. We hope that all these problems will be resolved taking into account the need to preserve stability, territorial integrity, unity of Ethiopia - multinational and multi-confessional country. We believe that the central authorities, the government in Addis Ababa, will find adequate ways or methods to work with different regions, including the Tigray regional state, in order to secure civil peace in the country," summed up a senior Russian diplomat.